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. this is really must-see tv today in great britain and for many other places. certainly the united states, which is why there's so much media here today as well. as one british politician put it, it's the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and the phone-hacking scandal that will appear here later today. they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee. it doesn't sound like much, it's the committee for culture and media. these hearings will only last an hour for rupert and his 38-year-old son, james murdoch. and another hour following that for rebekah brooks, who was as we know now, the chief executive of murdoch's british newspapers before she suddenly resigned last week. members of parliament in terms of what we're going to hear today, they'll try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves on the record. saying things that they might be able to use against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they're not going to be on oath, but they are going to be on what they call here, on honor and that's just as significant. the murdochs, and brooks
. it is engulfing britain's media, police and politics. prime minister cameron was accused of being too cozy with news international executives. two dozen meetings in less than two years. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch. >> might say the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict in britain is that murdoch couldn't have asked for better publicity than the pie attack during yesterday's parliamentary committee meeting. it deflected some attention from phone hacking, bribery and corruption, on to wendi murdoch. the press verdict? what a wife. >> come the moment of abei atta she leapt in, and my goodness, she certainly brought it to life. >> reporter: murdoch isn't off the hook by a long shot. his son james could be asked to return to answer more questions. >> there are sure to be more hearings, and there are sure to be more evidence, things will come out. other shoes will drop. >> definitely my favorite sound bite of the day. she definitely brought those proceedings to life. >>> here in the u.s., the justice de
of the probe of allegations of criminal misconduct by news corp., and a sign that britain's scandal is truly becoming an america reality. for the latest, i'm joined by martin fletcher in london. martin, david cameron says that the murdochs will have, and i'm quoting him, questions to answer. so that must mean that they may be dragged back to westminster. is that right? >> well, absolutely. you know, this is the accusations that are still rather published by the two former executives and by the way, they are not just former executi executives, but one was a executive of the firm and one was a top lawyer of the firm, and they say they had given james information when he was in charge of the committee, and so if it is proven that james murdoch was in possession of the information when he told the parliament committee that he had not been in possession of the information, that is serious indeed. much bigger problems to comen than what we have seen already. >> indeed. rupert has returned home to america. >> potentially. >> and it seems that the scandal has followed him because the justice departm
think the murdoch empire and great britain is coming down. if it leaps the atlantic to the united states, it's really big trouble. and i feel sorry for murdoch going up against the parliamentary committee because it's going to be very, very tough on him. i don't know if he had anything to do with it. but this is aucwfully high up, joe. it's reached to murdoch's son and the prime minister's office in great britain. this is going to metastasize. >> you hear all of the talk in the press about the murdoches, the murdoches, the murdoches. they don't run the company by themselves. there is a board. and at some point, they're going to tell the murdochs this type of dynasty did not work in egypt. it's not going to work in news corp. you're going to have to step down. and i suspect that you're going to see -- i agree with pat. i don't see how the murdoch family survives this. i don't see how the sons take over the empire. this keeps exploding oochlgt. >> -- exploding. >> a couple of things, the brand has been damaged irreparably already, whatever comes across the states here and the department of
for parliament and for the people of britain that we represent. this is the most humble day of my kroor and all that has happened i know that we needed to be here today. james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened. especially with regard to listen toing the the voice mail of victims of crime. my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years. and i have made my share of mistakes. i have lived in many countries, employed hundreds of honest and hard working journalists. i own nearly 200 newspapers and followed countless stories about people and families around the world. at no time do i remember being as sickened as when i heard what the dowda family had to endure. which i think was last monday week. nor do i recall being as angry as when i was told that the news of the world could have compounded their distress. i want to thank the family for graciously giving me the opportunity a apologize in person. i would like all the victims of phone hacking to know how completely and deeply sorry i am apologizing cannot take back what has happened. still, i want them to k
? >> because we saw published reports that suggested what was going on in great britain were the news of the world was actually getting access to the prime minister's records, to the royal family's records, to the young victim after crime and others. actually had been attempted here in the united states answers 9/11 families and the victims of 9/11. and so, to me, that's outrageous, if it's true, and needs to be investigated. that's why i called upon the justice department to conduct an investigation to find out whether that's true. because as we approach the tenth commemoration of september 11th, the last thing that 9/11 families should have to think about is that access to their records were you know, ultimately obtained illegally by an entity like news corp. >> let me ask you about a new twist to this, about the news corp in america and there are reports that quote, i'm going to quote the sorry, news america had illegally accessed plaintiff's computer system and obtained proprietary information and dissem nated false, misleading and malicious information about the plaintiff. the br
the scandal ever closer into the political arena. and think about this, not only has britain lost faith in their journalists, but they've lost faith in politicians and now in the police as well. a point to make is, growing up as a kid in london, you look at scotland yard and stunned by their investigate zeal and incorruptibility, hold on a second, they were taking payments from journalists. >> speaking of fragility, rupert murdoch himself is 80 years old. today he was doddering. much of the question today, somebody tried to pie him in the face, he looked like a mugging victim. how plausible is his claim today he's really not in charge anymore? >> well, i think it's inherently a difficult defense because he might say he can't remember, but that raises questions about his role of chief executive of a prominent, multi-billion dollar business, one of the predatory media companies in the world, so he can defend himself against sort of charges that he knew about criminal activity from british journalists, but that only puts him into deeper water in terms of chief executive and chairman of new
's okay britain is on fire. that's the heart of many of his own interests in terms of the papers and where his own talents are, but in the business sense, not that big of a deal. if the flames went to america, in a sense it already has, les hinton of the wall street journal is out, market cap of news corp. is down, stories like the one i worked on and others bringing culture into question. somewhat important how they contain it, but every ledge they have built, here's rebekah brooks, here's les hinton, the beast keeps eating, the story will not quit. >> does the size of the story, and therefore, the height of the flames and therefore their chance to bridge other continents dpepd on how much damage this does to cameron and the parliament for cameron himself all either resigned or arrested at this point? it seems like the political fallout in britain is still really continuing. >> i think it's all of the pieces that makes the story so darn interesting, tough to look away. wall street journal today suggesting people like you, people like me were far too interested in this and we're engaging b
was killed today inside a government compound by a suicide bomber. >>> britain has officially recognized libya's main opposition group as the legitimate government. >>> meanwhile in tripoli the convicted lockerbie bomber was spotted in a featured seat at a progadhafi rally. he was released from a scottish prison on so-called compassionate grounds nearly two years ago after his lawyers argued that he was dying of prostate cancer. he's apaurptly still very much with us. 270 people died on pan am flight 103 over scotland more than 22 years ago. >>> and ground zero first responders sufferingç from cancr will not be compensated by the government for their illness. a federal medical team reports there is not enough evidence to show a cause and effect connection linking their cancer directly to their exposure to dust and debris. the finding means as of now they do not qualify for federal benefits for their treatment. >>> the united nations says that a plane carrying ten tons of nutritional supplements is now on its way finally to famine stricken somalia. this airlift is only a fraction of what
shutdown of britain's biggest selling newspaper, world, and with that gone, 2,000 jobs are gone, and we have seen two police officers resign and also the right-hand woman of rupert murdoch, rebekah brooks. but after weeks of trying to downplay the scandal the murdochs were in the hot seat today facing a rare public grilling before a committee in the house of commons. >> did you or anyone else at your organization investigate this at the time? >> no. >> can you explain why? >> i didn't know of it. >> so, despite the fact that blackmail can result in a 14-year prison sentence, nobody in your uk company brought this fact to your attention? >> blackmail charge, no. >> do you think that might be because they thought you would think nothing of it? >> no. i can't answer. i don't know. >> and then there was this, the day's proceedings suddenly interrupted by a pie-wielding protester aiming for the media mogul only to be thwarted by the quick reactions of his wife, wendi murdoch, who jumped to his defense. ultimately mr. murdoch admitted to no culpability in the scandal. >> do you accept that ul
? is that the extent of his culpability? >> from a business perspective, it's ok that britain is on fire. that's the heart of many of his own interests in terms of the papers and where his own talents are, but in the business sense, not that big of a deal. if the flames went to america, in a sense it already has, les hinton of the wall street journal is out, market cap of news corp is down. there are stories like the one i worked on and others that are bringing broader issues of culture into question. it's really important that they somehow contain it. but every ledge that they have built, ok, here's rebekah brooks, here's les hinton, the beast just keeps eating. the story will not quit. >> does the size of the story, and therefore, the height of the flames and therefore their chance to bridge other continents depend on how much december this does to david cameron and the british government, to have both the head of scotland yard, the number two at scotland yard, and the director for cameron himself all either resigned or arrested at this point? it seems like the political fallout in britain i
right now the phone hacking scandal in great britain reaches the highest echelons of government. with prime minister david cameron facing cheers and jeers in an uncommon emergency session of the house of commons. >> i have an old fashioned view about innocent until proven guilty. >> prime minister david cameron addressing the house of commons. >> if it turns out andy coulson knew about the hacking at the news of the world he will not only have lied to me, but he would have lied to the police, to a select committee torque the press complaints commission, and of course, perjured himself in a court of law. >> former news of the world ed tore andy coulson was until january cameron's communications director. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> coulson was arrested this month suspected of corruption in the u.s. voice mail hacking and police bribery scandal. >> you live and you learn and believe you me i have learned. >> even after he owned up to the lesson, opposition leader ed millband
this morning. there are reports that former "news of the world "newspaper editor in britain, rebekah brooks, was arrested this morning in connection with the phone hacking and police bribery scandal in great britain. there are some calls for the justice department here in the united states to step up its investigation of parent company news corporation. meanwhile, in washington, the president this weekend tried to keep pressure on congress to reach an agreement on a deficit-cutting deal as the august 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling nears. >> i've put things on the table that are important to me and to democrats, and i expect republican leaders to do the same. >> as deliberations continue, there were no face-to-face talks this weekend, and house republicans are expected to vote tuesday on a series of measures to cut spending and balance the budget, although they don't appear to have the votes necessary for those measures to become law. joining me now, the president's top budget adviser, jack lew. welcome to "meet the press." >> good to be here, david. >> good to have you here. so, wha
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or hong kong or germany or britain or indeed canada, and believe when this historical episode is written, michael, they will lay the blame squarely on the part of the republicans and personally on john banenoehner particularly. we've known for ten years of the public, trade deficit. we looking at a bipartisan approach on that. you've had various commissions in that regard. what republicans decide to do, up the ante, accelerate things and have the fight now. what in effect did they do? use the debt ceiling. that means they're saying to the rest of the world, you know thathat $14 trillion? we may not pay the principle and hold the rest of the world ransom subpoena what did they get in return noor? remember here from s&p, $4 trillion of spending consults or revenue to bend the kurn down. when obama was talking to boehner a few weeks ago, we getting near that. now we don't have anywhere near a $4 trillion move at all. because bavor couldn't sell the revenue increases to the party. last we're holding the world to ransom. one more thing, michael. in that process, the politics are now poisoned.
of the world will say you are more of a liability to lend to than france or germany or bring britain or canada. i believe when this episode is written this historical episode is written that they will lay the blame of that squarely on the part of the republicans ap personally on john boehner in particular. let me explain why, for ten years on international markets we've known about the twin deficits, the public deficit, the government deficit and the trade deficit. we knew it needed to be sorted out. we were looking for a bipartisan approach on that and you've had various commissions in that regard. what the republicans decided to do usa was up to ante and have the fight now. they said we'll use the debt ceiling. they're saying to the rest of the world you know that $14 trillion that we've lent to you and our own people, from tuesday, we may not pay any interest on it and we may not repay the principal. they hold the rest of the world to ransom. what do they get in return for that? remember the yardstick from s&p is about $4 trillion of spending cuts or revenue increases to start bending the c
saturday. richard lui. alex witt is off today. new big developments in the hacking scandal in britain to tell you about. the controversy is not over even after rupert murdoch apologized. we go to thrown. what was the response to that apology? >> reporter: well, good morning, richard. people are still taking it in. it is astonishing. this is the newspaper, the first revealed the hacking scandal, kind of like "the washington post" doing watergate. inside this newspaper, for example, is that full page apology from rupert murdoch. that apology is in every newspaper in britain today. rupert murdoch, of course one of the most powerful men in the media. he runs fox television, "wall street journal" 20rth century fox. yesterday the publisher from "wall street journal" resigned. it began with revelations of wrongdoing by journalists, listening to people's cell phone messages. this weeks there's reports obvious mail of 9/11 victims might have been accessed. prime minister is one fire because he was so close to rupert murdoch's people and the police despite the fact that they were investigating
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department here as it did in britain. >> right, it's an interesting theory, lawrence, but at this point there's no evidence to support that. there is this allegation from the daily mirror, which it's worth pointing out is a rival paper to murdoch, there were no names in it. it's very hard to assess the credibility of it. this is clearly the most serious allegation facing news corp. were any of this proven to be true, it would have a devastating blow on news corp. and could ultimately lead to the challenge of the broadcast licenses, which would be the worst blow possible to the company, but at this point we have to be cautious and say look, we haven't seen a lot to support that particular allegation. >> and michael, the broadcast licenses are important because really the newspaper business, murdoch says accurately, it's a tiny piece of his action, just a few percent of what that company is up to, which makes you wonder why did he ever want to stay in that business for any reason other than being a political influence and having that kind of moment that we just heard about of walking in the bac
the greater transparency and the stronger governance we need in britain's policing. let me turn to the specific questions i have been asked in recent days. first, it has been suggested that my chief of staff was behaving wrongly when he didn't take up the commissioneruate's offer to be briefed on police investigations. i have said repeatedly about the police investigation they should pursue the evidence where ever it leads and arrest exactly who they wish. that is exactly what they have done. number ten is the exchange between my chief of staff and john yates. the reply to the police made clear it would not be appropriate to give me or my staff any privileged briefing. the reply that he sent -- the reply that he sent was cleared in advance by my permanent secretary jeremy hayward. just imagine mr. speaker if they had done the opposite. if they had asked for receiving privileged information, even if there is no intention to use it. there would have been justified outrage. to risk any perception that number ten was seeking to influence a police investigation in any way would have
what you say here. jay fahey, thank you so much. >>> breaking news this morning in britain's hacking scandal in london the biggest arrest so far by british police. nbc's chapman bell is in london with the latest. chapman, might this -- they're talking about arrest number ten. might this lead then to even more arrests, maybe making it to james murdoch? >> well, richard, i think it's a little too early to go that far. but earlier today rebekah brooks was arrested in connection with the "news of the world" investigation. brooks is of course the former editor of the paper. and until friday she was the chief executive of news international, which is a british wing of murdoch's newscorp. now, police initially announced just a few hours ago that a 43-year-old woman had been arrested, being questioned on suspicion of conspiring into thear september communications and suspicion of corruption who we learned related to rebekah broo brooks. those related to phone hacking and bribes. she voluntarily attended a police station to assist in the investigation in what was a prearranged appointment. it
with someone known top cave under pressure. >>> coming up, rupert murdoch tells britain's parliament he knew nothing about that phone hacking scandal and never tried to cover it up. the moat dramatic moment off the day, a man tries to his murdoch in the face with a shaving cream pie. >>> the latest when we return. you're watching "hardball," only on msnbc. has a best-in-class driving range of over 500 miles per tank. so you can catch morning tee time in pebble beach and the afternoon meeting in los angeles all without running out of gas. just make sure you don't run out of gas. ♪ much as i about a com before i invest in it. that's why i like fidelity. they give me tools and research i can't get anywhere else. their stock screener lets me search for stocks with more than 140 criteria. i can see what their experts are thinking and even call them to bounce an idea off of one of their investment professionals. a good strategy relies on good insight. if you wanted to learn more about a company, i think you'd actually have to be there. >>> i'm anthony pearson with your cnbc wrap. a hup rally on
in britain. a former top murdoch aide rebekah brooks was arrested yesterday. the top two men resigned over questions about a former news of the world reporter and a whittle blower turned up dead. stephanie gosk is covering the story. michael wolff is man who knows the news inside the secret world of rupert murdoch. to the tangled web that may be the best way to describe this hacking scandal as the parties involved, murdoch's empire, government and the police all have ties one to another. it begins with rupert murdoch, the chief of news corporation, and his son james who handles european news. on friday, les hidden resigned, he ran murdoch's dow jones and published the "wall street journal." rebekah brooks ran the tabloid news of the word and went on to run news international. she quit and was arrested yesterday. brooks' deputy at news of the world was andy colson who ran the paper when much of the hacking was going on. he resigned and became top aide for prime minister who he resigned over the hacking scandal. from the prime minister's office over the hacking scandal. back to coulson, whil
that they should pursue the evidence wherever it leads and arrest exactly who they wish. >> britain's prime minister taking center stage in the murdoch empire hacking scandal. david cameron denying he tried to stop police from investigating allegations of phone hacking and bribery. >>> we might be talking about giving up the whole year, y'all, if we're serious. >> and they are serious. the memphis tennessee school board agrees to keep its schools shut indefinitely unless it gets millions of dollars it claims the city owes the school system. how did this happen? and the white house just announced the president will hold another round of debt talks within the hour. i'm tamron hall. the "newsnation" is following the literal pressure cooker that is making life miserable and dangerous for nearly 100 million americans. the term heat wave is nothing new, but meteorologists say what is happening over 32 states is a heat dome. today heat being headed into the weekend and that dome is expected to intensify sending temperatures skyrocketing in the mid-atlantic and northeast. already the extreme heat h
-hacking scandal hits a new boiling point in britain with the arrest of one of rupert murdoch's top executives. and the resignation also of england's top cop. the question this morning is, could this scandal lead to the breakup of murdoch's empire? >>> and if you like me were watching all that soccer over the weekend, the question is, did any country deserve to win this more than japan? it's "way too early" for this.
scandal that has already brought down one of britain's largest newspapers. former news international ceo rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was just released on bail after reportedly facing 12 hours of questioning at a london police station. brooks had been heading the british arm of murdoch's news corp. media division when she stepped down last friday. a spokesperson says brooks turned herself in and she's cooperating with police, but continues to deny any wrongdoing. >>> and then late last night london's police commissioner abruptly resigned, paul stephenson announced he was leaving his post amid allegations that his united, which was investigating this scandal, was corrupt and had close ties with the former executive editor of news international's now defunct "news of the world." nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest from london. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue th
continents, australia, great britain, and the united states. he was very active in new york city politics, and, you know, up to now, being rupert murdoch it's a particular problem for prime minister cameron, his close aide, andy coulson turned out to have been involved in the phone hacking scandal of "news of the world," so i think it influences why we're talking about him, and it's a good reason to talk about him. >> i think seeing this across the pond dramatically today with the publisher of the wall street journal getting ousted and was a close tie in this, it was his patch on which things went so horriblebly wrong. he's been running the wall street journal for quite sometime as its publisher. what do you think changes in u.s. politics and u.s. media if this crossing the pond thing comes to fruition, how much would that change things that fox news or at the wall street journal or any part of rupert murdoch's empire? >> you could sell fox to the coke brothers. i wonder what would happen at fox news, but i think both of us know, i have a lot of friends and colleagues there who are excell
paying people off to gain an advantage, and it looks like that has happened in britain, and that would be, in fact, a violation of the law, and i think the fact they are lawyering up says they take the letter senator rockefeller and i wrote very seriously. and you asked my interests, i'm a senior member of the commerce committee and jay rockefeller is a wonderful chairman of the committee and we have teamed up here, we have oversight over the communications and mergers, news mergers, so that's why we are very concerned here. >> you mentioned in your letter, les hinton specifically, at "the wall street journal" and it's that kind of cross fert lieization of the personnel that starts to become very worrying, doesn't it? >> it's very worrying, that's why we wrote to this independent oversight committee that was a condition of the sale when "the wall street journal," dow jones company, which owns "the wall street journal," when that sale went through, one of the conditions by the family who owned "the wall street" was they set up this independent committee, and the whole idea was to ensure th
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. that news forced britain's top cop to announce his resignation as police commissioner. former news international ceo rebekah brooks made more news today when detectives found a computer, paperwork, and a phone in a trash bin near her home. her husband claims a cleaner must have mistaken it for trash and put it in a bin. rebekah brooks was arrested and questioned for nine hours sunday, but no charges have been filed as of yet. brooks, who resigned from her post friday is also scheduled to testify with murdoch and his son james before parliament. and in a bizarre twist, a whistle blower was found dead in his home today, the former "news of the world" reporter was the first named journalist to allege former editor andy coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff. andy coulson, of course, being the then-"news of the world" editor who went on to work for prime minister david cameron. joining me now, sarah elson, author of "war at the wall street journal." the -- the wall street journal today wrote a very defensive editorial for the whole bloomberg -- murdoch empire. how did you read
apology from rupert murdock, that apology is in every newspaper in britain. my understanding is that in the not too distant future it will be followed up by some powerful premiseses about what they plan to do fully and also to make sure this never happens again. rupert murdock again one of the most powerful men in media, he runs fox tv, "the wall street journal." all this began, of course, with the revelations of wrong doing by journalists listening to people mobile cell phone messages and this week, there's even been reports that the voicemails of other victims may have been accessed although there doesn't seem to be any evidence to prove that. the prime minister here is even under fire because she was so close to rupert murdock's people and even the police are close to them despite investigating them for what may have been criminal activity. to call it a crisis does not do it justice. >> when we look at the words that were used by rupert murdock initially and from his company when his reports first came out, they were saying absolutely these are preposterous, now we're hear
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. no weed. no problem. >>> here is a fun fact pointed out by twigger wag at pour me coffee. quote in britain the huge line of people waiting to resign over the murdoch hacking scandal is called a queue. and a major blow to sir paul stevenson on sunday was arrested. and we are less than 24 hours away from rupert murdoch and his son james and rebekah brooks freshly bailed out of jail standing before parliament to present their side of the scandal. for this side of the story, we go to stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, thank you for joining me. >> you're welcome, ezra. nice to be here. >> stephanie, more breaking news out of london and there are reports that the former "news of the world" showbiz reporter and accusing andy colson of hacking phones is found dead. what do you know about this? >> well, a bizarre twist to the story, he became the center of this saying that yes, andy colson knew about the phones hacked and he listened to some of the phones i listened to. he was found dead in his home, and the police are saying that it is not treated as a suspicious death, but they are investigatin
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